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Cloud Articles (AWS & Azure)

The articles here are more general and are about AWS & Azure. To see more articles with a focus on either AWS or Azure, visit our articles & whitepapers page

You will find interesting articles on a range of topics from migration to implementation to ongoing maintenance and cost control, all specifically related to AWS & Azure. 

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How to find out if your cloud partner is properly certified

Choosing an underqualified consultant to plan and deploy your Cloud infrastructure in Azure or AWS can result in performance and cost issues.

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Benefits of Using a Third Party to Manage Your Cloud

The benefits can include, strategic support, reduced costs in managing the cloud (staffing, training), cost savings from resource management...

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Deploying to a public cloud requires specialist help

Cloud is here to stay with on-demand scaling and access from anywhere, but how do you ensure a smooth transition for your custom application...

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igroup publishes server hosting research

UK-based Amazon AWS and Microsoft Azure partner igroup ltd has published a white paper examining the global server market for businesses

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Why consider an AWS hybrid cloud option?

Increasing resources being used/paid for can be a major problem for businesses and is something that needs to be managed to protect your cash flow.

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Secrets of Azure & AWS Costs that IT Companies wont tell you

Do you run a business that was promised huge IT cost savings by moving to the cloud? Find out about the hidden costs and how we can help you avoid them.

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What are virtual machines?

What is a Virtual Machine (VM)?
A virtual machine is a software implementation of a physical computer – generally a replacement for an on-premise server

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What are Data Centre Tiers?

What are Data Centre Tiers? With the Microsoft cloud, it's possible to secure a better SLA than with a traditional data centre. Find out more!

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Why working with a certified partner protects your cloud

Working with a cloud partner gives you access to their specialist knowledge gained by working with many customers across Amazon AWS and Microsoft Azure.

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Why Single Sign On Matters

As more of your business’ data is stored remotely, security and access are important. Single Sign On (SSO) has become critical to link apps together

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Without a specialist cloud partner, you’re missing out

Without a properly qualified cloud partner for Azure or AWS, your application hosting is probably underperforming and costing far more than it should.

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Control your cloud costs to reduce your IT budget

We work with customers with different workloads across AWS & Azure. This experience helps us save you money as we can optimise your cloud environment.

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5 Steps to a Pain Free Cloud in AWS & Azure

The process of migrating to Azure or AWS can bring some challenges if proper planning is not undertaken. Our 5 step guide lists the core things to consider

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4 things to look for when selecting a cloud vendor

Reduce the risk to your business of migrating to the cloud. Read our guide to selecting a cloud vendor to support your transformation project.

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